Fans can officially get ready for T-Boz and Chilli’s final TLC album.
The highly-anticipated project is now set to drop June 30, according to the group’s manager Bill Diggins, who issued a new update on the LP.
“Hey Kickstarter Family, The album date is firm, June 30th is the release of the new TLC album that you made happen,” he wrote. “Tionne and Chilli have been working night and day to hit this date. The video and a photo shoot on April 18th, 19th, 20th.”
Fans helped fund the project and now, supporters will help name it. “We need your help,” added Diggins. “Let’s hear your suggestions for the album title! Tionne and Chilli are still undecided so looking to you for inspiration.”
TLC surprised fans everywhere in 2015 when they launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the money to create their “final” album, and then they were shocked when fans responded by donating more than $430,000. It has been 2 years but now the album is on its way.
According to Diggins, the album was delayed for a variety of reasons.
“When we decided to do the album it was based on a number of emotional decisions and one of the biggest was how you inspired Tboz and Chilli by your emails and texts asking them to do another album,” he wrote. “At the time we had no music, no producers, no writers, and a few ideas. We also were in the middle of rehearsal’s for TLC’s first arena tour since The FanMail Tour and therefore on the road for most of the year. It was very important to establish TLC’s touring credibility and as most of you saw TLC live I am sure you agreed that we accomplished that goal.
It took a lot more time to coordinate schedules with writers, TLC’s executive producer Ron Fair and recording sessions than anticipated. I could go on in more detail to explain how TLC’s touring, schedule, writing schedule and producing schedule was delayed but the simple fact is that Tboz & Chilli were inspired to make a record that they could be proud of and they would not settle for less and sometimes you just cannot rush art. They demanded of themselves a record that would stand up to the great body of work created in the past and that you would be proud of; because your belief and support is the greatest form of love and we want you to be proud.”